74 episodes

The Smart Communications Podcast helps busy nonprofit leaders build their communications skills and develop their organization’s voice. Every episode shares insights and practical tips to help you leverage strategic communications to advance your nonprofit’s mission.

The Smart Communications Podcast Big Duck

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0 • 51 Ratings

The Smart Communications Podcast helps busy nonprofit leaders build their communications skills and develop their organization’s voice. Every episode shares insights and practical tips to help you leverage strategic communications to advance your nonprofit’s mission.

    Episode 75: Do robots make bad fundraisers?

    Episode 75: Do robots make bad fundraisers?

    Do robots make bad fundraisers? In this episode of the Smart Communications Podcast, Sarah Durham chats with Steven Shattuck, author of the book, “Robots Make Bad Fundraisers” and Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang, about ways to apply time-tested principles of philanthropy to the modern technology available to fundraisers.

    • 18 min
    Episode 74: What tagline works??

    Episode 74: What tagline works??

    A good tagline can inspire you to think, feel, maybe even react. In the episode of The Smart Communications Podcast, Sarah Durham and Big Duck Copywriter, Ryan Gerhardt, break down three structures for taglines that can strengthen your organization’s brand strategy.

    • 17 min
    Episode 73: How do you tackle a daunting project?

    Episode 73: How do you tackle a daunting project?

    Ever find yourself stuck on how to approach a big project that you have to do, but you just don't see how you're going to get it anytime soon? This podcast unpacks the process of tackling projects and offers a roadmap and tips on how to get started.

    • 11 min
    Episode 72: What is strategy? A refresher.

    Episode 72: What is strategy? A refresher.

    Whether you consider yourself a pro at setting communications strategy, or you are just getting started, this podcast, back by popular demand, offers useful insights to help you get a sense of the terms: goals, objectives, strategy, and tactics from a non-profit communications perspective.

    • 13 min
    Episode 71: What are the barriers to effective communications?

    Episode 71: What are the barriers to effective communications?

    In this episode of the Smart Communications Podcast, Sarah Durham examines some of the common barriers that make it hard for nonprofits to establish successful communications. What are the common pitfalls? Tune in and find out.

    • 13 min
    Episode 70: Are events and galas still effective? Let’s revisit.

    Episode 70: Are events and galas still effective? Let’s revisit.

    To gala or not to gala. In this replay of a 2018 Smart Communications Podcast, Stephanie Thomas, founder of Stetwin Consulting, discusses the value of galas, and whether or not they still work as a fundraising vehicle. Tune in as she shares her over 25 years of experience and offers useful and relevant tips to assist your organization in this new normal.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

tommye w-c ,

Great!

Interesting and impactful insights to use and leverage in your non profit.

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Sarah does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving nonprofit and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Business Improv ,

Well done!

A valuable exploration of how individuals, teams, orgs and the public can communicate better with each other for better results. A great listen!

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